Bain Stewart was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Leah Purcell’s partner in life and in business and in all creative aspects of their company has seen his role as a personal manager and agent grow in to one of an executive producer and producer on Bungabura Production projects.
On leaving high school he went in to the family construction business but soon found him self moving across numerous fields of endeavour and pursuits such as Professional Youth Work, Sports Coaching & Management and as a Personal Bodyguard-Security Specialist for some of the Worlds leading musical groups and personalities.
Along the way he attained the rank of Sensei with a probationary third degree black belt in Karate-do and won a National Martial Arts title and represented his country in that particular sport.
In 1997 Stewart produced his first major work, Box the Pony for the Festival of the Dreaming, the first of the Olympic Arts Festivals in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. This critically acclaimed award-winning stage-play has since gone on to be presented all over Australia as well as London in 2000 and the Edinburgh Festival in 1999.
From there his credits have been numerous with highlights being the award-winning Black Chicks Talking; documentary, book, stage-play and visual arts exhibitions. He currently has numerous films, plays and documentaries with Bungabura Productions in various stages of development, more notably the feature film Netball.
BSPM; Bain Stewart Personal Management is also the managerial arm he utilises for Leah Purcell’s career and it is this management company that has negotiated Purcell’s numerous book, play, film and TV deals and roles such as Black Chicks Talking, Stuff Happens, Lantana and Love My Way.
Bain is a proud Noonuccal-Ngugi-Goenpul Murri man of the Quandamooka Nation and remains close to his community through the work the company presents and in his capacity of one of this country’s few Indigenous independent producers.
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